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4 Books to Read When You Suspect There Might be More to Prayer

4 Books to Read When You Suspect There Might be More to Prayer - AmyLu-Riley.com

UpperDogs: Christians Have the Advantage. It’s Time to Take It.

by Sarah Thiessen and Heather Hughes (WestBow Press, 2015)

I really benefited from this book’s sensible, intelligent discussion of the metaphysical impact of prayer. This knowledge encourages my persistence in prayer and motivates me to pray in and for situations I might have otherwise missed.


Miracles: A Preliminary Study

by C.S. Lewis (HarperSanFrancisco, 2001)

Appendix B of this book contains an elegant explanation of the effect of prayer on events, including events with outcomes other than what one prayed for. It’s a thought-provoking essay that changed the way I pray. I wrote more about the piece in this blog post, Jewels from C.S. Lewis on the Topic of Prayer.


Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

by C.S. Lewis (Mariner Books, 2002)

This creative book is a page-turner that further develops some of the concepts on prayer that Lewis discussed in Appendix B of Miracles. It’s accessible and memorable, and has given me more confidence to pray in certain types of situations that I would not have thought before that my prayers could influence.


Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority

by John Eldredge (Thomas Nelson, 2017)

I got so much out of this book, including having aha moment of synthesis about why Elijah’s prayers were so effective and how I can apply the same principle to my prayers. I wrote about it in this blog entry, in the section called “How Knowing the Will of God Relates to My Healing.” It’s a life-changer.


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